John Healey (Wentworth and Dearne, Labour)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the speech by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23 April 2012 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, when he will make public the areas of his Department's resource budget he has identified for possible re-prioritisation; and when he plans to report to the Education Select Committee on the outcome of this exercise.
Chloe Smith (Norwich North, Conservative)
The Department is working with the Treasury to agree contingency plans as set out in “Improving Spending Control”:
Plans and options for re-prioritisation will not be published. They should be “live” plans that are reassessed and updated on an on going basis.